Spoon (1) - Wood - Dan - Ivory Coast

Description
Spoon (1) - Wood - Dan - Ivory Coast
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Prestige spoon PO

These large PO spoons are a reward for deserving chiefs' wives or notables.
Used ritually during collective ceremonies, especially to celebrate the end of initiation of their eldest son.
As an object of prestige, they are considered as true works of art, made by the best sculptors.
In this piece, the hair of the carved head is covered with cowrie shells, signs of great wealth.
Pieces sought by collectors.


Provenance : Private Belgian collection


Certification on request


Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Spoon
Ethnic group/ culture
Dan
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
50×0×0 cm
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